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Lighting up Thirsk...

3rd December, 2022.

It was back after three years – all the fun of switching on the lights in the centre of Thirsk, and this year was better than ever before, lights, colour, noise and razzamatazz.

In the days before Friday the electricians trundling around coupling up the rows of lights along the shop frontages and installing the giant “Christmas in Thirsk” signs were the precursor of things to come, and the giant Christmas tree was lifted into place.

On Friday the stage rolled into town, along with the outside broadcast van from YO1 local radio with its mini-studio.

I spotted broadcasters Jayne and Chris in there, where I last saw them when they were at the festival on the Flatts earlier this year.

By 5.30pm the first of the crowd were gathering on the cobbles, on an evening much warmer than in some past years. Your reporter recalls times when the choice was either to wear gloves and not be able to push the button on the camera or take them off and suffer.........

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